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The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
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Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dick Swanson & Dave TerSteeg and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! 
 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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South Shore jam band Floydian Slip plays The Roadhouse

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip was in town New Year's weekend to play the Tavern. They joined Dave & Buck in studio for some great music. You can learn more about the band here.

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Climatologist/meteorologist Mark Seeley recaps 2015 weather, gives 2016 outook

2015 was a pretty unusual year for weather. Dr. Mark Seeley, extension climatologist, meteorologist, and professor, and regular guest on MPR, chatted about it with Dave on New Year's Day. You can read Mark's blog here

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Toni Lindgren (l.) & Reina del Cid (r.)

Reina del Cid visits The Roadhouse

Twin Cities musicians Reina del Cid and Toni Lindgren were in town recently for a gig--we were fortunate enough to have them stop by Studio A. Listen to their gorgeous, original music--and you can learn and listen more here

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New book considers future of Minnesota's Iron Range

The future of mining on Minnesota's Iron Range continues to be a topic of discussion and debate throughout the region and beyond our state borders. A new book, "Taconite Dreams," by Prof. Jeffrey Manuel, explores this topic in detail. Joe Friedrichs spoke with Manuel recently. 

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Adam & Tim bring great bluegrass to Studio A

Adam (Stariha) & Tim (Tucker), also of the bluegrass group Black River Revue from Duluth/Superior, stopped by The Roadhouse Dec. 11 to chat and play a few high-energy tunes. You can hear and learn more here.

 

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Lonnie Dupre on his latest adventure, Vertical Nepal

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre recently returned from Nepal, where he and his team explored some newly-opened areas for possible climbs in 2016. He sat down with Dick Dec. 11 to share stories of his trip and what's next. You can learn more about Lonnie and his adventures here.

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Reduce your stress by practicing mindfulness--expert & teacher explains

Mindfulness has been linked to reduced stress and improved mental clarity, creativity and productivity. Alex Haley, who teaches mindfulness at the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN, spoke with Dave Dec. 11 about how and why mindfulness works to calm and make us more focused.  

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Guitarist Fred Anderson makes Roadhouse debut

Fred Anderson, a local musician, joined Dave and Dick recently to chat and play gorgeous guitar music, including a few originals. We hope to have him back soon!

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Building a trail & bridge, literally & figuratively, between two communities in northern Minnesota

U of MN landscape architecture professor John Koepke recently received a 'mini-grant' from the U of MN Institute on the Environment to plan a trail and bridge to connect the Cloquet Forestry Center and the Fond du Lac Reservation. He chatted with Dave Dec. 4 to explain more about the project and the importance of landscape architecture.

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Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) took time from a gig at Voyageur Brewing to visit with Dave and play some beautiful music. They're performing around the county in the next few weeks--see WTIP's music calendar for details. And on Jan. 30, Briand will join up with gypsy jazz musician Sam Miltich at Beaner's in Duluth. Find Briand's full schedule and more here.

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